Jewelry Party

Shop jewelry by Silpada Silver Jewelry, and enjoy wine, refreshments, and connecting with friends. Proceeds benefit The Rohde Foundation.

When: Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: C Gallery, 466 Bell St., Los Alamos, CA

Cost: Free

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Calendar of Fundraisers


The party is part of The Rohde Foundation's annual fund raising efforts, and to coincide with the season for gifting. There is no charge for the event, which will offer wine and refreshments to accompany a wide assortment of jewelry shopping.

The connections which brought about the event weave a strong and colorful community fabric. The C Gallery Director and former Santa Ynez High School art teacher, Connie Rohde, is the Jesse Rohde Foundation's “Mama,” with Dr. Rohde being local to the Santa Ynez Valley. Katherine Scarfe, the Silpada hostess, is daughter to Barbra Minar, poet, writer, artist, beloved community member of the arts and of church life. Barbra serves the role of “life mentor” and “spiritual coach” to Rohde and to so many other Santa Ynez Valley community members.

The Jesse Rohde Foundation, now in its 15th year raises funds to implement humanitarian projects in rural Africa, in Ghana, Tanzania, and in Uganda. While last year's project, funded in great part by local Rotary chapters throughout the Santa Ynez Valley, focused on installing solar panels at the rural Oworobong Health Clinic; this year's project, “Cob to Briquet,” emphasizes converting biowaste into usable cooking fuel, as an alternative to deforestation. Fund raising goal for this project is $25,000.

In rural Ghana folks cut down their trees for firewood with which to cook. Having purchased an 11-acre farm, The Rohde Foundation's project, “From Cob to Briquet” intends to plant the acreage, sell the vegetables, carbonize the biowaste, and then grind it and press it into briquets. The briquets will then be sold as cooking fuel. While encouraging job creation, all proceeds are aimed at helping to sustain the clinic. The corn has already been planted, in preparation for the second planting of cassava yams. As well, on November 5, 2012, a young college graduate from London, begins a 6-month internship at the Oworobong clinic site to oversee the “Cob to Briquet” project.

In Uganda The Rohde Foundation is embarking on replicating the malaria prevention program previously, and continually implemented in Ghana. The Foundation continues to support young African men and women in education to become health care workers, who then commit to serve The Rohde Foundation clinic for a period of time. Read more about The Rohde Foundation at

To make a reservation, call Connie at 805-344-3807 or drop a note

Phone: 805-344-3807

Event posted Oct. 30, 2012
Last updated Oct. 30, 2012


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